Mon, Aug 21, 2017 | updated 06:31 AM IST

Uri terror attack: Pak sponsored terrorism exists in Kashmir, asserts Asian Human Rights Commission researcher

Updated: Sep 18, 2016 16:13 IST      
Uri terror attack: Pak sponsored terrorism exists in Kashmir, asserts Asian Human Rights Commission researcher
Geneva [Switzerland], Sept. 18 (ANI): Asian Human Rights Commission researcher Baseer Naveed condemned the Uri terrorist attack on Sunday that killed 17 Indian Army soldiers and said there is no denying the fact that Pakistan sponsored terrorism exists in Kashmir, even though Islamabad may not be involved in this particular case.

"We very much condemn this attack as innocent people are being killed. There is no respect for human life. I'm not saying that this act is by Pakistan but there is Pakistan sponsored terrorism in Kashmir. We can't say that the state is involved but the state policies are behind the uncontrollable terrorism," Naveed told ANI.

"We have been saying that the Pakistani security institutions and the state itself has the ideology to promote terrorism. Now, they are claiming that they are going to control terrorism but now they cannot, as the ideology of killing others is so deep rooted and when security forces have already invested so much in terrorism," he added.

Naveed said that Pakistani fundamentalist and terrorists organizations are operating freely and that is why they can easily cross into the Indian side even when there is so much security adding that the Pakistan intelligence agencies are not even able to control terrorism within the country.

When asked about the existence of terrorist camps in Pakistan, he said, "Of course there are terrorist camps in Pakistan and this has been reported internationally. There are camps in Pakistan as well as India, else how can they cross into India if there is no base."

17 Indian Army soldiers were killed today in an encounter with the terrorists at the Army Brigade headquarters in Uri. This is the highest casualty the army has suffered in a single attack in years.

All four terrorists have been killed in what has emerged as worse than the attack on the Pathankot air base earlier in January this year, in which seven army men were killed.

In a statement, the Aamy said that a group of heavily armed terrorists targeted the rear administrative base of a unit at Uri, and in the counter action, four terrorists have been eliminated and combing operations are in progress. (ANI)

Trump brands news media 'worst', 'fake' post working vacation

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 06:00 IST     

Washington [USA], August 21 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump on Monday branded the news media as 'fake', 'worst' and the 'most dishonest' one, ahead of his return to Washington after a 17-day working vacation.

Full Story >>

Washington D.C. [U.S.A.], August 21 (ANI): The White House has announced that U.S. President Donald Trump will address the nation on Monday night in a primetime address on his plans for Afghanistan and South Asia.

Full Story >>

Washington [USA], August 21 (ANI): The administration of United States President Donald Trump has decided to disband a federal advisory panel on climate change, a move advocating that White House does not give a stern heed to the climate change.

Full Story >>

Three labourers found dead in Balochistan

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 02:52 IST     

Balochistan [Pakistan], August 21 (ANI): Three labourers from Pakistan's Punjab area, Rahim Yar Khan have been found dead in Balochistan's Kech district.

Full Story >>

Washington [US], August 21 (ANI): United States Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has confirmed that a decision has been made on a military strategy in Afghanistan.

Full Story >>

Nepal Parliament divides during deliberation over amendment bill

Updated: Aug 21, 2017 00:58 IST      By: Binod Prasad Adhikari

Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 21 (ANI): The deliberation over the amendment, set to be presented on Monday for voting, has divided the Nepal Parliament into twofactions.

Full Story >>

Karachi [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan interior minister Nisar Ali Khan on Sunday said it would "hurt" the ruling party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), if he discloses the reason for not being a part of the federal cabinet.

Full Story >>

RJP-Nepal to participate in local polls

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 18:40 IST     

Dhanusa [Nepal], August 20 (ANI): Nepal's agitating party Rastriya Janata Party- Nepal (RJP-N), which has been demanding a constitutional amendment for long, will participate in the third round of local-level elections.

Full Story >>

Ousted Pak PM Sharif to leave for London on Aug 24

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 17:35 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug. 20 (ANI): Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for his first London trip after his removal from power by the country's Supreme Court in Panama case.

Full Story >>

South African Minister resigns over women assault claims

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 16:06 IST     

Pretoria [South Africa], August 20 (ANI): South African Deputy Minister of Higher Education and Training Mduduzi Manana has resigned amid claims that he physically assaulted two women after an argument at a Johannesburg nightclub last weekend.

Full Story >>

Kathmandu [Nepal], Aug 20 (ANI): Nepal Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that his government will not hold back media under any circumstances.

Full Story >>

Nawaz refrains Hamza from campaigning for Kulsoom

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 14:47 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Differences have emerged in Nawaz Sharif's extended family as the founder of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has refrained his nephew Hamza Shahbaz to participate in the campaigning process of NA-120 by-elections, from where his wife Kulsoom Nawaz will contest after his disqualification in the Panamagate case.

Full Story >>

Death sentence for 10 over attempt to kill B'desh PM Hasina

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:46 IST     

Dhaka [Bangladesh], Aug 20 (ANI): Ten persons were awarded death penalty by a Dhaka court in a case filed over the attempted murder of Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina 17 years ago.

Full Story >>

NAB summons ex-PM Sharif, family members to appear on Sunday

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:45 IST     

Lahore [Pakistan], August 20 (ANI): Pakistan's top graft organisation National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has summoned deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his family to appear before it in Lahore on Sunday in a reference related to the Sharifs' Avenfield properties.

Full Story >>

NAB seeks permission to get statements of JIT members

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 13:02 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], August 20, (ANI): The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Saturday moved to Pakistan's Supreme Court to file an application seeking permission to record statements of Joint Investigation Team (JIT) members who probed the Pan

Full Story >>

New York [U.S.], August 20 (ANI): The wreckage of the Second World War cruiser USS Indianapolis has been found 18,000 feet below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, seven decades after it was torpedoed by the Imperial Japanese Navy submarine.

Full Story >>

Boston [U.S.A], August 20 (ANI):As many as 33 left-wing counter protesters were arrested as clashes erupted when thousands took to the streets in Boston to protest a right-wing 'Free Speech' rally one week after racially motivated protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly.

Full Story >>

Japan preparing for 'cyberspace war':North Korea

Updated: Aug 20, 2017 12:03 IST     

Beijing [China], August 20 (ANI): North Korea has accused Japan of building a cyberspace attack force in its military for attacking the computer systems of rival countries, under the pretext of self-defense.

Full Story >>

Baghdad [Iraq], August 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced the launch of a ground offensive by Iraqi forces to retake town of Tal Afar , a key Northern Iraqi bastion of the ISIS.

Full Story >>

Gilgit [POK] ,August 20 (ANI): Residents of Gilgit in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK), took to the streets to protest against thousands of acres of land worth billions being illegally acquired by the Pakistan army and the Pakistani government in their region.

Full Story >>